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What are the differences between MediaFire and RapidShare?
19 Lectures 4.5 hours
Let us understand the concepts of MediaFire and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.
MediaFire is a cloud storage service and file hosting service which became more popular as a platform for sharing large files. It was owned by MediaFire LLC in 2006. Actually, it has a reputation for having poor privacy which is difficult for it to overcome, and because of its limited capabilities it has been kept aside from the list of the best cloud storage services.
MediaFire is providing 10GB storage for free and up to 50 GB free with bonuses, we can store all our files, photos, audio and videos. It helps us to easily share large files through emails. It provides unlimited ad-supported downloads with no waiting times.
The features of MediaFire are as follows −
Instantly recover deleted files
Share and collaborate files
Easily share large files and folders
File sharing management
Cloud storage security
The advantages of MediaFire are as follows −
10GB free storage
Very large file size limit
More transfer speeds to and from MediaFire
Easy to use
Cost-effective consumption based-model
Very reliable and secure platform
The disadvantages of MediaFire are as follows −
No file encryption
Too many ads
Very few features
Poor customer support
Data consumption is more customizable
RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.
The features of RapidShare are as follows −
It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a private download links
With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone
Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button
We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time.
The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.
The free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity.
The RapidShare Premium account is much faster.
The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.
The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −
Easy to use
It is fast and efficient file storage.
It has a Flash uploader.
The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.
The major differences between MediaFire and RapidShare are as follows −
|MediaFire was owned by MediaFire LLC in
2006.||RapidShare was launched in the year
2001 by Christian Schmid.|
|MediaFire offers 10GB free storage space.||RapidShare offers limited storage for free.|
|MediaFire offers 100 TB maximum storage
space for paid accounts||RapidShare offers limited storage space
for paid accounts.|
|MediaFire files can be downloaded
multiple times.||For free accounts the RapidShare is
offering that files can be downloaded only
|MediaFire provides file hosting service, file
synchronization service and cloud storage
service.||RapidShare provides file hosting service
and online backup service.|
|MediaFire is still in use.||RapidShare service was suspended in
|MediaFire is supporting OS X, Windows,
iOS and Android operating systems.||RapidShare supports all operating
|MediaFire is allowing a maximum file size
of 20 GB.||RapidShare allow maximum size per file is
|MediaFire links are not expired.||If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then
the link will expire.|
|The MediaFire band-width limit is 10 TB.||RapidShare band-width is limited based
on paid plans.|
|It provides 1 TB storage space for referral||RapidShare does not have a referral
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